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The scent of his robes
A fire deep inside.

I have a dark secret
I fear I can't hide.


Death given life
Life breathed into death
The one I trust more than myself.

His dark black facade
hides a beautiful rose.

Her voice haunts my dreams
And her body, pure gold.


With a voice of pure evil..
Bell-like laughter, pure light.
Are they the one who can banish my night?

Too much pride in my faith.

Too much faith in my pride.
Within my own darkness, they are the light.

Does he really love me?

Does she know that I care?
It must be true, or else I face despair.

Death given life.

Life breathed into death.
The one that I trust, more than myself.
For some odd reason, I wrote a poem late last night between Crysiana and Raistlin. They're trying to confront on their own the realizations that, perhaps, they love one another. Maybe it's just my way of looking at my own relationship, since more than one person has called my ex-bf Raistlin.. Ah well. Enjoy.

Note: Crysiana's words are in bold, Raist's in italic. When both of them speak, I combined the two. Raist speaks softly enough that italics fit him better.
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Torada Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
it's really beautiful.. thank you for this poem.
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Raithe Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome. To be honest, you kind of caught me in the middle of switching galleries. But I'm glad you like it! 
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DarkLottis Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
this is sooooooooooooo beautiful god i love this, it tells so good about them
but makes them more soft than in the books and i like it too because they dont express their feelings enought I think:3
or Raistlin is sometimes too hard to Crysania... but he's really wounded:(
but i think this is the way books should have (in the end) told their story:) i don't remember, but did Raist ever say or think that he loves Crysania?
I think not...
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Raithe Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Of course not. That would be Raistlin admitting a weakness, which if memory serves me, he never does....
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DarkLottis Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
yeah, you're right, thats the thing i love him about
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EnyaStillblood Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Oh....my....god.... this is a totally perfect picture... This is how I see their relationship too! I LOOVEEE this poem!
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Raithe Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Aw hell, thanks. I really appreciate it.
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EnyaStillblood Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
No problem.
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QuietWatcher Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Wow.
This is definitely the best of all the poetry I've looked at today regarding Raistlin. Yep, I'm definitely going to have to write some of my own now.
The word choice and balance is...perfection.
Bravo to you.
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Raithe Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thanks! It's nice to see that it still speaks to people five years after I wrote it. It's simplistic in language, but says volumes. :D
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SilverOdyssey Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Best DL poem I've ever read. Props.
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Raithe Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Despite the fact that this is one (if not THE) of my oldest deviations, it still gets the most continual faves. Thanks. =)
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AshenShadow Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh wow, I loved the way you summed up their relationship in such a simple but beautiful poem!
Much love! <3
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Raithe Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I had a lot of experience in the whole matter! :XD:
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Demyrie Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2004
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*absolutely freaks out and tears up*

My GOD man, that was beautiful! ARRRGHHH!! SO BEAUTIFULLLL! ;o; I've been a dragonlance fan for forebba, and though I dont care for the longstanding relationship of R/C, I gotta admit, the way they're involved in each other... its alluring, and completely heartbreaking how oddly they're matched, yet drawn to each other. *SNIFFIES* I've never read a Dragonlance poem before this, but god, I think this touched me more completely than any line or collecction of text in the book. It made everything so... clear.

In short, I gotta fave, AND I LOVE YOU MAN. *slaps everyone else around the head for not noticing this beautimous piece* HATE YOU! >< BADLAI!
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Raithe Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Seriously, you do not know how much this says back to me.

Let me explain: It was at a time where I was not sure of my standings with my boyfriend, and I was feeling confused, lost, and really freakin' alone. ^^; In short, my thoughts wrapped around this particular set of characters (being the evil romantic I am) and thought that my frustrations with myself and my relationship could be put in a better light.

Even longer story short, he dumped me the morning after. Raistlin and Crysiana, indeed. were my thoughts.

I'm glad I could help you with understanding the whole set between the two. It's like Tanis/Laurana/Kit, except instead of fighting another for Raist, Crysiana's facing her darkest fears. I think the term "Love hurts" comes into play.


Thank you again so much for telling me how you felt about this piece. It may come back again, as I'm working on a unit in my art class where one project is to illustrate a poem.
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